The Trapps to Gertrude's Nose -- 11-mile loop hike, 6-7 hours including breaks and lunch at the Nose. Spectacular views along the mountain ridge... This hike never disappoints!! Rain will cancel, because the rocks get slippery. A-level hike because of distance and a few steeper sections. Hikers must have already done a similar-level hike this year with this group or another -- this is not a hike for beginners! We will start 9:30 AM (and we will start on time, so plan to arrive around 9 AM). This parking lot fills VERY early.
Direction: Take the New Paltz exit 18 off of the NYS Thruway. Go 7 miles west (through New Paltz) on Route 299 to the end: make right on Route 44-55. The Preserve Visitor Center will be 1/2 mile on your right. Go 1.3 miles past the Visitor Center, and turn right into parking area.
There is a fee of $15 per Hiker (not per car!).
Hike Rating: A
Hike Leader: Katherine Becker